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2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference To Focus on Better Buildings, Less Carbon

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  • 15 Jul 2022
  • Conferences
  • Atlanta, GA

2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference To Focus on Better Buildings, Less Carbon

Karen Buckley Washington
Senior Public Relations Specialist

ATLANTA (July 15, 2022) –  The 2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild will bring attention to carbon reduction strategies through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle.

Co-sponsored by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, the conference will take place September 14-16 in Chicago and will also be offered virtually. The theme of the conference, “Better Buildings, Less Carbon: Supporting the Transition to a Clean and Just Climate,” focuses on research and methodology for minimizing operational carbon in buildings.

“The recent changes in the world energy markets and evolving regulations continue to increase demand for improved performance of our building stock,” said conference vice chair John Bynum. “The Building Performance Analysis Conference seeks to bring together professionals across disciplines to share ideas and work towards a more efficient and balanced future for the whole life cycle of the built environment. Attendees will be able to join traditional presentation sessions from individual presenters as well as sessions designed to encourage audience participation. Together with IBPSA-USA, we look forward to welcoming attendees to Chicago in-person or virtually via our online platform.”

The conference features more than 50 paper and 40 non-paper presentations, along with three keynote presentations by leading industry practitioners and academic researchers. Popular topics include a debate on thermal comfort, occupant health and well-being, modeling for future and extreme weather events, building envelope design and performance, urban scale modeling and innovations in passive heating and cooling. Newly added session formats include the “Solution Room,” which presents attendees with an opportunity to interact with their peers and "crowd source" answers to their burning questions. “Fishbowl” is an informal, informative discussion among peers regarding modeling and modeling-related issues that affect the industry in a major way, while the “SoapBox,” is designed to allow chosen attendees to present a topic of their choice to the audience.

Submit a topic for the SoapBox session:

View the full conference program.

Teams from around the world will come together to create an architectural design and a performance analysis model based on model building data in the 2022 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competition. The 2022 competition will ask the question “How low can you go?” in reference to operational energy, operational carbon emissions, embodied/emitted carbon, and water consumption. Teams will design a K-5 school in Albuquerque, NM to serve 450 students in an educational setting that provides appropriate spaces for elementary education as well as community uses—and can be adapted to future challenges and changes.

The early bird registration cost to attend the conference in-person is $625 for ASHRAE members ($675 for non-members) through August 5. Virtual registration cost is $300 for ASHRAE members ($350 for non-members).  Earn Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits by attending sessions listed in the Technical Program. State of NY PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits will also be awarded for select sessions.

For additional pricing and details on the 2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild and the 2022 LowDown Showdown, please visit and



Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and their allied fields.

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